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County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

Our full package of care begins with creating a “Team around the Family” approach for every person who accesses our service.

We aim to offer ways for local people with drug and alcohol problems to become free from their dependence. We also want to reduce the problems that substance misuse causes to families, friendships, workplaces and communities in County Durham.

Visit the County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service website here.

Recovery Plan

We’re geared up to help people who want to recover from addictions. After an initial assessment, you’ll get a Key Worker who’ll support you through your treatment at one of our recovery centres and help you develop a Recovery Plan, built around you and your circumstances.

We’ll provide structured one-to-one support, structured group therapy, also a health and wellbeing check including health screenings, blood testing and vaccinations.

Real help for you

The doctors and nurses in the service, alongside local pharmacies in the community, help keep you safe and provide a needle exchange, detox and rehabilitation. We have a dedicated young people’s service and we can work with your family to maximise their support. We will also support you practically with help to get your benefits in order, and with finding housing.

Please contact our free service and ask about how we can help you to recover.

The service is overseen by Durham County Council and is committed to the council’s vision to have an “Altogether Better Place which is Altogether Better for People.”

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected our service in 2018 – please click here to read their report

To make sure that we are providing you with the best possible care we have made a number of improvements to our service since the visit.

These include:

Creating a range of new training courses that our staff team have attended covering subjects such as case note recording.

Creating a Learning and Development tracker system to ensure that our staff team have attended all of the training courses we ask of them to make sure we can deliver the best possible service to you.

Creating a tracker system where our staff team are notified when it is time for them to review your Recovery Plans with you.

Creating a guide for our staff team to ensure that you are receiving the most up to date and best possible harm reduction advice when needed.